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Magical murals take out top prize

22 Jul 2021

Ten artists are painting New Zealand beautiful after winning the Resene Nature Murals competition. The competition run with Keep New Zealand Beautiful asked artists to design a mural with an environmental message for a wall in their neighbourhood. The results were spectacular, with the winning mural designs featuring soaring birds, fabulous flowers and inspiring messages.  

The ten talented artists won a $750 Resene paint voucher to bring their mural to life and will also receive a $1000 commission on the completion of their murals. We can’t wait to see these murals pop up on walls and buildings around New Zealand. Check out their incredible designs below: 

About Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful not-for-profit organisation dedicated to keeping Aotearoa’s communities clean, safe and beautiful. The organisation behind ‘Be A Tidy Kiwi’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns has been a part of New Zealand culture for more than 50 years. Keep New Zealand Beautiful is currently looking for registrations for Clean Up New Zealand week 13-19 September. The event encourages families, friends, school groups and community organisations to come together to dispose of litter around the country, friends, family, school, business or local community group together to participate in New Zealand's largest clean up event between 13-19 September. By registering your event you'll gain access to our Clean Up Week resources and be able to dispose of the litter. Read more here: Clean Up Week - Keep New Zealand Beautiful ( 

The winning mural designs:

Our Next Generation by Brigita Mana Botma

Game Over by Corey Harbrow

Let’s Grow Together by Denise Fort

The Journey of the Piwakwaka by Deow Owen

Circalunar Rhythm by Faye Chadburn

Feed Me by Jennifer Corbet

Water Water Everywhere by Joel Nicholls

Matairangi by Louie Zalk-Neale

U R Nature by Mark Noble

Nourish Nature Naturally by Stanley Mans

Published: 22 Jul 2021